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“It was not to be” - American investor Mark Campbell comments on failed Sunderland takeover

American investor Mark Campbell has taken to Twitter to answer questions from supporters about his failed takeover of Sunderland AFC, effectively confirming that the deal is dead in the water.

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Potential Sunderland investor Mark Campbell has spoken publicly for the very first time about his failed takeover of Sunderland this summer.

The American businessman - who operates on behalf of Fairway Sports Ltd - has taken to twitter to reply to fans who have asked about his failed takeover of the club from current owner Stewart Donald.

Campbell has announced today that he will take over instead at Scottish League One side Falkirk, and when asked by a Sunderland fan why he didn’t come instead to Wearside he replied: “It was not to be...”, confirming the reports that the deal that was well underway earlier in the summer is now completely off the table.

Campbell also replied to a Falkirk fan who had concerns about Campbell’s ability to get through the due dilligence process without a hitch, confirming that his group didn’t fail due dilligence when attempting to take over at Sunderland.

In the American’s tweet announcing his takeover of Falkirk he also confirmed that John Park - the man previously expected to become Sunderland’s Director of Football - would be joining him at the Falkirk Stadium as they bid to get the club back to the Scottish Premiership.

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